IIPA organizes Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate Competition

JAMMU: Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K Regional Branch and J&K Police in collaboration with Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, organized the 17th Annual Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate Competition on the topic "In the opinion of the house, One Nation One Poll will impact federalism and regionalism in India".

The team from Department of English, University of Jammu Nazish Wani and Seerat Bazi lifted the Veeranna Aivalli Running team trophy. The first prize was won by Nazish Wani from Department of English, University of Jammu.

Shivika Thakur from Department of Zoology, University of Jammu bagged the second prize followed by Samilee Sharma from Department of Political Science as the winner of third prize. The consolation prizes were won by Riya Sharma, Department of Zoology; Seerat Baji from Department of English and Neha Sharma from GDC Akhnoor.

A total of 31 teams from various affiliated colleges, JU teaching departments and other universities and Institutions of the region, took part in the competition.

The prorgramme was attended by members of J&K Police, University and College teachers, members of IIPA and civil society. Swarna Aivalli, Girish Aivalli along with his family were the special guests on the occasion.

Dilbag Singh, Director General of Police, J&K, was the chief guest at the prize distribution function. Speaking on the occasion, he acknowledged the contributions of Late Aivalli in extending the relationship of JK Police with the members academia and civil society. He was of the view that the debates on issues of governance can help public institutions to generate innovate ideas that can further enhance the welfare of the society.

Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu and the guest of honor at the function, said that debating skills are essential for public life.

In his presidential remarks, Dr Ashok Bhan, former Director General of Police and Patron, IIPA, J&K Regional branch, said that there is merit in One Nation One Poll. Narrating the contributions of Late Aivalli towards promoting good governance and engagement with the civil society, he urged the DGP to showcase the stellar role of J&K Police and their sacrifices. He further requested the Vice Chancellor to strengthen the relationship with the University in form of taking collaborative research projects in area of public administration, management and security studies.


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